Flaw Plagiarize Riffs, the Fear Factory Lawsuit, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week
The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of September 30 – October 4, 2019
Did you miss some of this week’s top stories in the world of metal? Catch up below:
- We continued our countdown of The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2010 – 2019!
- Flaw have gone to great lengths to protect the identity of the member who committed multiple acts of plagiarism, but we now we know it’s guitarist Tommy Gibbons who is responsible.
- Why did Dino Cazares tell a fan on social media that “there is no new Fear Factory album”? Maybe because the band members have been suing the shit out of one another.
- The music of Dying Fetus was featured on this week’s episode of South Park.
- Tim Henson from Polyphia hates guitar music and only listens to rap now.
- Metallica’s James Hetfield has re-entered rehab, leading to the cancellation of a Metallica/Slipknot tour of Australia and New Zealand. Read statements of support from Slipknot, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, and Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed.
- Machine Head have announced their new guitarist and drummer.
- A Black Label Society/Obituary tour was announced and cancelled… all within an hour.
- Young environmentalist Greta Thunberg approves of “How Dare You,” the death metal song created using her recent UN speech. You can now buy or stream the single, with all proceeds going to Greenpeace.
- Donald Trump shared a cringe-worthy Nickelback meme.
See ya next week, everyone.